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    Corsair announces DDR3 lineup

    Yup, it's fast, it will be expensive.

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    it always concerns me that the timings are pants on fast memory, will this give any performance based on its weak cas timings ?

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    We've paired up DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 vs DDR3-1066 7-7-7-21 on the same motherboard and found virtually no difference in memory-intensive apps.

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    point proven?, it seems like there trying to corner the ignorant ( no offence ment to anyone)

    they pretend its faster, and the figures look good. Then you read the small print and find the faster speed is offset with slow cas timings, making it no better than last years product !

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    The point in DDR3's favour is that we've looked at the slowest flavour possible against, arguably, some of the fastest DDR2.

    Wait six months and DDR3-1600 may well be hitting the shelves.

    Still, though, it doesn't make a whole heap of sense right now.

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    At present then the only real benefit seems to be the lower voltage requirement. But if you're buying a new mobo in the next few months, there would have to be very good reasons not to choose a ddr3 mobo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    At present then the only real benefit seems to be the lower voltage requirement. But if you're buying a new mobo in the next few months, there would have to be very good reasons not to choose a ddr3 mobo.
    Thanks Vinny, that's just the advice I've been looking for.

    Thanks for this article and the P5K Deluxe review Tarinder. It came along at just the right time for me, as I'm just pricing up parts for a new build.

    Cheers

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    I'll bet that with faster ram in future months, those cas timings will fall slightly anyway, bringing the best of both worlds.

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    People forget that memory latency is all relative when talking CAS latency et al.

    DDR2-800 CL5 = 6.25nanoseconds latency
    DDR3-1333 CL8 = 6 Nanoseconds latency

    So you can have a higher CL and yet the RAM actually has less latency.

    These figures are examples only to demonstrate my point - before someone points out that there's no CL8 DDR3-1333 or something.

    Still, the only things that really matter - actual real world performance, power usage and cost mean that DDR3 is a waste of money right now IMHO
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